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Synthetic Opioid Compounds

The expansion of opioid use has resulted in several serious problems including: the rise of fentanyl and its analogs; and the emergence of a new group of synthetic opioid compounds.

If you were charged with any criminal offense related to opioid abuse, including crimes for fentanyl or synthetic opioid compounds, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Miami, FL.

Attorney for Synthetic Opioid Crimes in Miami, FL

E.J. Hubbs is experienced in fighting drug crimes at all levels including possession, possession with intent to sell, sale, delivery, manufacturing, and drug trafficking. Call for a free consultation to discuss the criminal charges pending against you, the potential penalties, and the most effective defenses to fight the charges.

Because of the opioid abuse epidemic in Florida, law enforcement officer, prosecutors and judges are treating the offenses for fentanyl and synthetic opioids more seriously and seeking harsher penalties at every level.

Call (305) 665-9040 to discuss your case with an experienced drug crime attorney in Miami, FL.


The Research Chemicals for Synthetic Opioids

Synthetic opioid compounds are often called “research chemicals” because their creation has typically been reserved for industrial and medical trials. Those chemical compounds that mimic opioids include:

Although many counterfeit opioid pill traffickers are currently using  fentanyl and related substances that are emerging and new analog drugs, the DEA predicts that a shift will be made to synthetic opioids if fentanyls become unavailable.


The Emergence of Synthetic Opioids in South Florida

In early 2016, law enforcement officers in Ohio, seized 500 pills that appeared to be oxycodone but were actually the research chemical U-4770. That synthetic form of an opioid, U-47700, has been linked to least 46 deaths in the United States according to the DEA.

The emergence of synthetic opioids has also been found in South Florida with the discovery of counterfeit OxyContin tablets containing the research chemical W-18 in Miramar, FL. See Jerry Iannelli, New Synthetic Drug, W-18, Found in South Florida, NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH.


This article was last updated on Friday, May 19, 2017.

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